What’s the Deal with Curbside Pickup at the Airport?

When scheduling airport car service from the airport, depending on the airport, you may have the option to choose a curbside or a meet and greet pickup. Given the choice, how do you know which option is best for you?

Airport PickupA curbside pickup is the most common way to connect with your driver when you have scheduled car service from the airport. In a curbside pickup scenario, your driver will pick you up at a specified location right outside your arriving terminal – usually near the baggage claim area.

Curbside pickups are beneficial for customers who are traveling light and are on a tight schedule and need to get to their destination as soon as possible.

Should you need help finding the curbside pickup area, the airport information desk can usually point you in the right direction.

Another thing to note is that vehicles are not permitted to wait for you at the curb for security reasons. Therefore, it is usually a good idea to call your driver once you have collected your bags and made your way to the pickup area. The driver may ask for your location to coordinate a smooth pick-up.

Just like your luggage, many of the companies that offer car service from the airport have identical vehicles. It is always a good idea to confirm you have connected with the correct driver.

What about Meet-and-Greet Service?

In a meet-and-greet pickup scenario, the driver parks his or her vehicle and then meets the passenger inside the terminal, usually at or near the baggage claim area. The driver will have a sign with the passenger’s name on it. This is an easy way to find your driver – especially if you are arriving at an unfamiliar airport. Choosing meet and greet is particularly helpful if you require assistance with your luggage.

Please be aware that with a meet-and-greet pickup there is usually an additional parking fee along with an additional fee for the time the vehicle is left unattended by the driver.

Not sure what to do if you need to contact your driver? If you booked through Limos.com, you will always receive a “know before you” go email or text message with your driver’s contact information.

Regardless of whether you choose a curbside pickup or meet and greet, your reservation already includes a gratuity for the driver if you booked your car service through the Limos.com marketplace.